Enquiries: +44 (0)1355 244123
BREAKING NEWS

CHRISTMAS PRIZE DRAW
Great Prizes including a luxury Marks and Spencer Christmas Hamper, £50 Love2Shop vouchers, Meal and wine for two in Tony Singhs restaurant Tastys, Tunnocks Goodies and many more.
Tickets available from office until draw is made on December 12th 2016.
Prize



MEET THE TEAM - WHO'S WHO
Our Staff, Volunteers and Management Committee members.
Meet the Staff and Volunteers HERE
Meet the Management Committee HERE




FOLLOW US ON Facebook
The Group has a page on Facebook where you can get up to the minute updates, give us instant feedback, and find out about forthcoming events.
Go to www.facebook.com search for "EK DEMENTIA CARERS GROUP" and don't forget to Like us!




CARERS SUPPORT GROUP and MEMORY CAFE DATES
Our Carers Support Group meets on the first Tuesday night of the month at 7pm in our Daycare Centre at Pine Crescent.
The Memory Cafe meets on the Second Wednesday of every month, from 1pm till 3pm in the Bruce Hotel.
All Welcome
Support Group 2016 dates and details HERE
EK Memory Cafe 2016 dates and details HERE

Support Group 2017 dates and details HERE
EK Memory Cafe 2017 dates and details HERE



FUNDRAISING APPEAL 2016 2017
Please take a look at the attached letter to see ways in which you can support Dementia care in East Kilbride
View appeal letter HERE




VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Due to recent expansion of our care provision we are looking to recruit enthusiastic volunteers to join our team.

We are now able to provide additional volunteer placements, and are currently looking to recruit enthusiastic and caring volunteers who are willing to assist in our daycare centre on alternate Sundays, from 9am till 4pm.

Anyone interested in applying to become a volunteer with our Group is asked to phone Brian Doig on 01355 244123 for further details.





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OTHER NEWS

RBS FINDING SCOTLAND'S REAL HEROES - CARER OF THE YEAR
Real Heroes Real Heroes Real Heroes
EK Dementia Carers Group was previously awarded CARER OF THE YEAR at the Finding Scotland's Real Heroes awards.




CARE INSPECTORATE INSPECTION REPORT
Inspection report available
Paper copies from office; or download from link below

Download March 2015 Inspection Report HERE
Following our last Unannounced Inspection, our Grades have improved
from 5, 5, 5, 5 to... 5, 6, 5, 6.
8 areas of performance in total were inspected,
gaining six grades of 6 and two grades of 5.
Care and Support... 6 and 5 = Graded 5
Environment... 6 and 6 = Graded 6
Staffing... 5 and 6 = Graded 5
Management and Leadership... 6 and 6 = Graded 6
Comments, suggestions and feedback very welcome.
Download 2012 Inspection Report HERE




LIVING WAGE EMPLOYER
Living Wage
We are pleased to announce that EK Dementia Carers Group is an accredited Living Wage Employer. This means that every member of staff in our Group earns not just the minimum wage but the Living Wage.
The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually, based on the cost of living in the UK. We believe that every member of staff deserves a Living Wage and have taken steps to ensure that this is the case.
You can find out more about the Living Wage by visiting The Living Wage Website



DRIVING AND DEMENTIA
We are pleased recommend this useful and thought provoking booklet by James McKillop MBE Driving and Dementia



Purple Angel
A GUIDE: SUPPORTING PEOPLE WITH DEMENTIA IN A CARE HOME
This wonderful 20 page booklet was produced by Torbay Dementia Action Alliance and is shared by kind permission of their founder Norman (Norrms) McNamara.
Torbay Dementia Action Alliance
It contains some wonderful hints, tips and advice that apply to any situation and not just to care-homes. Download "Supporting People With Dementia" Here



DEMENTIA CARE - NHS EATING AND DRINKING GUIDE
New NHS Information booklet now avaiable
Paper copies from office; or download from link below
Download "NHS Guide - Eating and Drinking" Here



DIRECT PAYMENTS EXPLAINED
New Information Sheet now avaiable
Paper copies from office; or download from link below
Download "DIRECT PAYMENTS EXPLAINED" Here



FREE FIRE SAFETY VISIT AND SMOKE ALARMS
Get a free home FIRE SAFETY visit and smoke alarms NOW! Either via the link on the website. by calling 0800 0731 999 or by texting "check" to 61611.
Following Home Fire Risk Awareness training from Scottish Fire and Rescue, we can also make a referral on your behalf. If you want a visit arranged for someone who attends our centre but worry about them being alone, we will provide a staff member free of charge to accompany the Fire Safety Officer on a "partnership visit" so they have a friendly face to reasure them.
KEEP YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES SAFE FROM FIRE - GET YOUR FREE HOME FIRE SAFETY VISIT TODAY.
SCOTTISH FIRE AND RESCUE



FREE LEGAL ADVICE
The Legal Services Agency provides free legal advice from 11.00am - 1.00pm every Tuesday.
Advice on Power of Attorney, Wills, Guardianship and Community Care Matters from professionals. Phone 0141 353 3354
More information HERE



ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITY
Award
A fantastic opportunity for local businesses to reach a new audience!
Contact us to find out how YOU could advertise on our minibus.

Advertising details HERE

Thanks to our friends at CENTURION SIGNS for providing quality signs.
Check out their range of RECOGNEYES dementia products HERE



NEWSLETTER
Edition 12 of our newsletter PINE PATTER is now available for download.
Get your free copy HERE
Issue 11 HERE



INDEPENDENT EVALUATION
Having secured an Awards for All grant from the Big Lottery, we were able to commission an independent evaluation of our service.
Download the evaluation report free HERE



Rotary EK FRIEND OF ROTARY
East Kilbride Rotary Club:
Proud supporters of EK Dementia Carers Group
Check out their work HERE (www.ekrotary.com)



PROUD TO SUPPORT
Car/Window stickers are available
Please contact us for a supply or for further details
Proud To Support
Graphic design by Blueline 24





JUST FOR FUN
Free Cryptic Music Quizzes - Dare you try? 3 quizzes - 100 clues in each!
Each cryptic clue leads to a band or artist!
Download Quiz I HERE

Download Quiz II HERE

Download Quiz III HERE



ANNUAL REPORTS and A.G.M. MINUTES 2010 - 2016

ANNUAL REPORT 2016 HERE

ANNUAL REPORT 2015 HERE

ANNUAL REPORT 2014 HERE

ANNUAL REPORT 2013 HERE



Minutes of AGM 2015 HERE

Minutes of AGM 2014 HERE

Minutes of AGM 2013 HERE

Minutes of AGM 2012 HERE

Minutes of AGM 2011 HERE

Minutes of AGM 2010 HERE





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At The East Kilbride & District Dementia Carers Group, We believe that people with dementia and their carers have the right to be treated according to human rights based principles set out in the Charter of Rights for People with Dementia and their Carers, regardless of where they are, and in every part of their daily lives.

This charter aims to empower people with dementia, those who support them and the community as a whole, to ensure their rights are recognised and respected.

We have adopted the Charter of Rights for People with Dementia and their Carers in Scotland as a core policy.

The Charter of Rights will be distributed to all Service Users, Carers, Staff and Volunteers, and will be promoted at every opportunity.


You can also support the charter, by going to www.dementiarights.org and signing the online petition.

FUNDRAISING

Fundraising Target 2016/2017
As at December 2016
Total raised: £32,354

Total needed by March 2017: £50,000

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